How to change Windows 10 clock to 24 Hours format

Just follow 5 step process to switch your clock style in Windows 10 to Hour Format or HH:MM format.
  • Open Control Panel. By pressing the Windows button or Start button and typing "control panel".
  • Click on "Change date, time or Number formats" under "Clock and Region". 
  • In the new windows that open up, set Shot time to HH: mm. 

Waking up at 5 a.m. Day: I lost the count

Turns out I wasn't motivated enough to wake up every day at 5 a.m. The 5 a.m. became 6 a.m. then 7 a.m. and now I just wake up at any time I feel good. As long as I get a good night's sleep.

But I did manage to wake up early almost every day except for the holidays. Which happen to have improved the efficiency and decreased the time wasted.

Now even when I wake up at 10 a.m. I manage to dedicate a time to work on my game. Going to sleep at 12 to 1 a.m. has its perks but that significantly hinders the ability to wake up early.

The best kind of routine I have managed to figure out/follow here is to go to sleep at 12 at all cost. Then wake up at 7 to 7:30.
Sometimes when I feel a blood rush for playing a video game or writing or work on the game I wake up at 5 or 5:30.
A little workout, bath and food.

This keeps me active throughout the day and only feel tired at night when it's about time to sleep.

Amazon Fire TV Not working Fix

If you're stuck with "Home is Currently Unavailable" on your Amazon Fire TV or unable to start it at all, this will act as your one-stop solution.

Now to fix your problem just go through this standard step by step process to ensure everything is working fine. These are the prerequisite you can follow before calling the Amazon customer support to ensure you genuinely need assistance.

  1. Check the Internet Connection. Also, try to forget the wifi network and reconnect.
  2. Make sure you're running your TV on correct HDMI port. Try switching to the different input streams connected to your TV or monitor.
  3. Check the HDMI port is working. By possibly running something else through that HDMI port first.
  4. Check if your FireTV adaptor is working. You can try charging your phone with it. It's safe.
  5. Make sure no one has blocked your Fire TV stick in router settings. 
  6. Bonus tip: Sometimes you might require a MAC Address reset from your ISP. You can contact your ISP and ask them to do so. 
This bonus tip is applicable to any wifi device. Sometimes the MAC filters applied at the ISPs end could be blocking any of your device that was previously turned off or not connected to the wifi or broadband. 

So if any of your devices are unable to connect to the Internet when on wifi or broadband just make sure you ask your ISP to just reset the MAC Addresses or filtering of the MAC addresses.

Waking up at 5 a.m. DAY 2

I managed to wake up at 7:30 considering I went to bed at midnight. I'll let myself cheat this day out. 
Apparently, there is not much to write about than the same old thing. I'll work out a little, go to the newly joined office. Make sure I'm properly hydrated. 

I do have one thing to point out though. When I managed to wake up at 5 a.m. in the morning, even though with proper sleep I felt tired throughout the day. Tired not just in the sleepy way but I felt like stretching my body all the time. 

Now letting myself cheat today I don't feel all that tired anyway. 

The Return of Slider Phones in 2018

With the launch of Xiamo Mi Mix 3, it marks the return of Slider Phones.
This time though it's not to hide the keypad or a gamepad, just  the front-facing camera. Which kind of put in question the need of the front-facing camera as well.

There was a time not very long ago we had phones that had a rotating camera module. That was Gionee Elife E7 Mini.

Looking at the current trend in smartphone market Oppo and Vivo managed to do the same through a motorized camera module. 

Now back to  Xiamo Mi Mix 3 and Honor Magic 2 which do not have a motorized camera module rather they're going to slide the whole back panel to use the front camera. 
 Xiamo Mi Mix 3

Honor Magic 2

All that doesn't really sound very effective use of a sliding feature. While Nubia recently completely ditched the front-facing camera by giving a secondary screen on the back of the phone itself.

All this is very much a good example of creating a problem and selling the solution. 
No offence all these phones are great and might as well cause a technical revolution by bringing back to life an old-school technology but they also make the device more fragile to day to day life misconducts.
I'm hoping Samsung's Galaxy S10 if it is like what is rumoured will turn the tables in its favour. 

Camera Under Display.
Fingerprint under the display.

That's innovation.

Waking up at 5 a.m. DAY 1

Yep, that's new. Today's Day 1 of my self-improvement and time management. I'll keep this blog updated with how the start of my days goes about for the next 20 days or a month. 

For starters, I decided to set few ground rules,
  • Like no usage of technology for the first hour of waking up. The only exception is writing posts like this for the blog.
  • NO ALARM CLOCK. Seriously I just hate the very word ALARM. I mean what's the rush. Unless you have an emergency and went to sleep at wrong hour there's no need for an alarm.
  • Going to bed at 2200-2230.
For this to work out well, I managed to go to bed at 2230 and probably fell asleep at 2330. Hopefully, this will get better over time. 
Now I woke up at 5 a.m. brushed my teeth drank about half litre of water and now will meditate for a while and work out for about 10-15 minutes. 

Then breakfast and some good music on. 

Let's hope all this will have a good return.

How to get rid of TouchPal 2018

This one application gives the vibes of a malware. I'm using Oppo Realme 1 and noticed TouchPal 2018 icon on my home screen out of nowhere. I have no memory of installing it, nor I suspect any application I have installed that would do it.
So I highly doubt the guys at Oppo are behind this.

I have my concerns on what this might actually be doing on my phone. Then I went on to delete/uninstall it, but to my surprise, it just won't leave my phone.

This little step by step process will help you remove TouchPal from your Oppo Realme. I have also attached the screenshots to help you further in case of a language barrier.

  1. Go to Settings and click on Security.
  2. Click on Permissions and switch to Apps tab to manage permissions granted to Applications on your phone.
  3. Find TouchPal 2018 and make sure all of the permissions to this app are put on Forbid.
  4. Go back to Home screen, press and hold TouchPal 2018 icon and click on Delete.

[FIXED] Inventory glitch or the Black hole Bag in PUBG Mobile

If you're unable to reload or your inventory a.k.a. your bag is always empty, everything you pick just goes into some unknown void and you're just clueless as to why bad things always happen to good people. Just relax because it is not a major issue and can be resolved easily.

Like really easy.
In short, just Restart your device.
That's it, man.
Just restart your device.

And for people who want to dig a little deeper.
This is probably not a big deal for the developers working on PUBG and I guess they can fix it in no time once and for all.
It probably happens because of some data that were stored previously either from the game you left in between or you got disconnected from and are causing some conflict with the new data from the current game. So even if you uninstall the game and reinstall it won't fix because some of the temporary data remain in the phone which the application expected to be flushed when the device will be restarted.

So the only option to fix it for your current game is to just Restart the phone.

PUBG Mobile Gameplay Hacks to own every match

PUBG Mobile has become the most popular mobile game since its inception.
If you've been playing it enough you already know the basics which are pretty self-understanding. But what if you want to reach higher ranks and improve your gameplay?
By following these tips you'll easily manage a rating of over 70 almost every match.

  1. Using mouse and keyboard.
    Ever wonder how the top players have a headshot accuracy of 20% and over?
    You can use a compatible mouse and keyboard using an OTG cable. Dell's KM117 Keyboard-mouse combo uses a single receiver which can easily be used on a mobile phone for gaming.
    I don't use keyboard mouse either, it's only meant for people who take mobile gaming a bit more seriously. 
  2. Practice patience.
    Positioning and patience is everything in this game.
    Don't always attack an enemy when you spot it. Only attack when you have a clear shot and are sure that you're not surrounded by other enemies. There can even be situations where you might get surrounded without having to engage in gunfire. Just take cover and hide in not so obvious location then slowly move out later.
  3. Blue zone does not kill instantly.
    Understand that the blue zone does not kill you instantly. I know, you must be like I already know that. But the thing to learn here is that the blue zone that comes at the end of the match doesn't kill you instantly either. Collect health packs and don't hesitate to take a longer route through the blue zone if required. Always remember positioning and patience is everything.
  4. It's not about who kills but who survives.
    At the end game, just repeat this to yourself. Make sure you don't move a lot when there are a few players left. Use the eye view to gather information about your surroundings.
  5. Four people are always better than one
    When playing squad stick with your team after gathering your items. Kill before revive, but always revive.
Happy gaming. ;)

How to abuse Batlepass DOTA 2

DOTA 2 is an immensely popular RPG game and is well known for hosting the Biggest prize pool competition for last 4 years since The International 2014.

Now if you've ever bought the Battlepass you contributed to this prize pool. Anyway, it's totally worth its value but gets really expensive if you wish to reach higher levels. It's literally impossible to reach over round about 300 levels without buying extra levels.
Even then it is not assured you will win every bet and predictions unless you start grinding by Battlepass abuse.
Since this season has already ended I'll share a little tutorial on how Battlepass abuse for DOTA 2 works.

Disclaimer: I'm in no way responsible for any damage you incur to your account or behaviour score. Also, note that if caught Valve might ban your account. 

But that's a rarity. Considering the requirement for 6 months or 1 year of ban we're not doing anything punishable.

What is Battlepass abuse?It is an exploit in the matchmaking process of DOTA 2 where we match against the teams from the same lobby.
Then we let one team win first then we match again and let the other team win. And we place all our bets when it's our turn to win.
This is likely to work for 2019 The International Battle Pass as well.
How to abuse?
  1. Make an Abuse lobby.
  2. Share the lobby in the public chat channels. You can find Battlepass abuse channels in user made channels.
  3. Once you have all the players you need a co-leader. One will lead the Radiant team and other will lead the Dire team. Leaders are the point of contact for the team and need to add each other as a friend. Since you're going to be one of the leaders, you need to decide a leader from the player in the lobby. 
  4. Now you do a balanced shuffling of players until you're in opposite team of the other leader.
  5. Now the leaders form the party by inviting players in their respective teams.
  6. Once the party is ready, both leaders are supposed to change matchmaking settings to something that is rare. For example: if you're from Asia, you can search for a match in South Africa with the language set as Korean and you know for sure there are not much people there searching for a match with the language set as Korean. Time also plays a crucial role in settings. For example, if it is an unearthly hour in some region you can assume not many people would be playing DOTA 2 there.
    Example of settings:
    Language: Korean
    Region: South Africa
    Mode: Mutation
  7. Now both the leaders start finding a match at the same time and repeat.
    Sometimes you could miss a match and alter settings to what you think could be better.
Some unsaid rules for abusing,
  1. You don't leave a match after winning your turn if it was first.
  2. Radiant first, always.
  3. If someone violates rule one block the person so you either can identify them in future.
This abuse tactic can also be used to increase MMR, improve behaviour score or remove Low Priority penalty. But that clearly is unjust and you're likely to get a 6-month ban if you do so.

Happy gaming keep grinding.